Over the weekend, a social media spat between Carmella, James Ellsworth and Becky Lynch over who should actually be captaining the SmackDown Women’s Survivor Series Team led to a match being made between Lynch and Ellsworth in a battle of the sexes tonight on SmackDown LIVE, with the rest of the SmackDown Women’s Survivor Series Team surrounding ringside.
Ellsworth, who had been talking a tremendous amount of trash throughout the evening and was even let off his leash by Carmella, came into the contest incredibly confident. However, for all his bravado, Ellsworth was thoroughly outclassed, with Lynch’s straight fire out-quicking and out-thinking Ellsworth at every turn. When Carmella’s lackey had the gall to harshly shove Becky twice, including one that caused Maiden Ireland to tumble out of the ring, The Irish Lass Kicker fired back with an offensive onslaught that resulted in Ellsworth attempting to get out of dodge. However, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Lana and Tamina denied him the opportunity, forcing him back in the ring and allowing Becky to apply the agonizing Dis-arm-her (or Dis-arm-him, maybe?) for the win.
After the match, Carmella entered the ring and exchanged some seemingly heated words with Lynch. But then, perhaps for his failure in the match, or perhaps for trying to overshadow her earlier, Ms. Money in the Bank superkicked Ellsworth square in the jaw and left with the SmackDown Women’s Survivor Series team.
It was a dog day evening for Ellsworth, for sure.